tool steel


any of various high-carbon steels capable of being hardened and tempered to meet special requirements for machining, etc.



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Example sentences from the Web for tool steel

  • They could grind up and swallow anything but tool-steel reinforced with diamond chips.

    Attention Saint Patrick|William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • Presently his friend Derec came to see him in the tool-steel cell in which he had been placed.

    The Pirates of Ersatz|Murray Leinster
  • The highest grades of tool-steel are improved by being kept in stock for a considerable time, the longer the better.

    Inventors at Work|George Iles

British Dictionary definitions for tool steel

tool steel


any of various steels whose hardness and ability to retain a cutting edge make them suitable for use in tools for cutting wood and metal
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